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How to use NordVPN Tray functionality on Linux

With the release of the 3.18.0 NordVPN version for Linux, we introduce a new feature for all supported Linux devices – The tray icon. This feature allows you to see and control NordVPN connections more easily.

In order to connect to the VPN, you’ll have to install NordVPN on your Linux device and log in.


Using Tray on Linux

By default, the NordVPN Tray function should be visible at the top right of your screen when the VPN is open. In case you are unable to see it, open the terminal and enter any NordVPN-related command, such as:

nordvpn login



At the top right of your screen, you will see a white NordVPN logo. This means you’re not connected to the VPN:


When you click on it, you will see the following information:

  • VPN connection status, which will indicate that you're disconnected;
  • Quick connect button to connect to a recommended server;
  • The settings button, where you can toggle the tray icon and notifications;
  • The option to log in, or, if you are already logged in, you will see the email address of your account;
  • Log out button;
  • Quit button to close the app.

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Once you’re connected, the NordVPN logo will be blue instead:

If you click on the blue logo, you will see your VPN connection status and information along with an additional disconnect button:

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And now you know how to use the Tray functionality on Linux. Read more on using NordVPN on Linux.

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